Saturday, February 8, 2020

How do you show loving kindness and compassion to politicians you detest?

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The Buddha teaches that we should show loving compassion to all--not just the people we like but also the people we hate. Especially so to those we hate.

In this politically divided time in the United States, there seems to be little compassion between the two main political parties and their leaders. Exhibit A was the recent State of the Union Address. Just plain nastiness by people on both sides.

So, while it is easy to understand at an intellectual level the Buddha's command, at an emotional level, it can be very difficult.

Add to that that you may think the other political party or a certain political leader is leading the country astray, is it even wise to do that?

I don't have an answer for you. I know what I should do but I just can't. What do you do to show and project loving kindness to those your thoroughly detest?

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